A short one this week as I’m struggling to catch up on/skim 1400+ unread items in Feedly.
- “She Must Have Deserved It”: An Uncomfortable Reality About Abuse, And Reporting It | Ferrett Steinmetz – "And the good news that emerges from this particular bad response is that most people would never hit their partner. When told, “He hit her,” most people run this information through a I-am-the-world filter…" and "[If] you’re a victim of abuse, you need to be very careful as to who you date. Children of abusing parents are fifteen times – fifteen times! – as likely to wind up married to an abuser as so-called “normal” people, which means that your abuser broke some vital instincts within you."
- You can say no if you change your mind – Maybe this is more freeing than uncomfortable. It was an uncomfortable realization for me, though.
- Legacy Code Preservation: How Do We Manage This? – I run into similar code and life-work preservation issues at work now. It can be quite frustrating. Common thing to hear: "No, no, no, I'm not attached to that code. It's just code. …But really, it doesn't matter very much that it doesn't meet all the new standards or is hard to work with: the damned thing works perfectly, without a hitch. Never needs maintenance."
Actually, like 3 videos. But they’re good ones! Plus a few miscellaneous links.
First, a video:
My question: Why can’t he pull out a chair? Turns out, home skillet has a bad back.
To offset that, a bit of cuteness: Maximumble – comic #594 – Ship. Mew.
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The Minimuses from Thursday/Friday didn’t work out. They kept rubbing when I walked, although they were better when I ran.
I took ’em back on Saturday, tried back on the Brooks PureDrifts, and hopped on the treadmill in the store a longer run than the jaunt I’d given them before…
And then nearly got dizzy from my own swimmy pronation.
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Running shoes, that is.
I’ve been plagued with shin splints during my runs for the last couple of months. There weren’t many runs, sure, but I also haven’t had shin splints at all since I bought my current shoes. It was an immensely good feeling to be able to run consistently pain-free for over 200 miles.
But now I’m splinty. I’d been wanting to try minimalist running shoes (0mm – 4mm heel-to-toe drop) for the last few years–even when I bought my current conventional 12mm running shoes. I came up with all sorts of reasons why I shouldn’t (I’m overweight, I might break myself, etc.), and then let the running store guy finish talking me out of it.
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That’s a Flight of the Conchords reference (NSFW!).
First, a couple of lengthy jokes:
Then some psychology:
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